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I am not able to connect to the internet using my Linksys WRT54G V8. When I connect the cable directly to my laptop, I am able to access the internet, so it is definitely a problem with the wireless router. My laptop is finding and connecting with a signal from the wireless router, but not an internet signal. Linksys won't help me unless I pay to extend the warranty. Can anyone tell me (in step-by-step detail) what should I do to fix this?

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Title: Setting-Up a Wired Computer to Obtain an IP Address Automatically Article ID: 4033
Configuring a wired computer to get an IP address automatically will enable it to get an IP address from a DHCP server. Instead of manually entering the IP settings which will consume much time, performing this procedure will ensure that the computer will get the correct TCP/IP settings.
Configuring a computer to get an IP address automatically is useful when:

  • Connecting a computer to a network with a DHCP server. Ensuring that the computer is getting the correct TCP/IP settings.
To configure a computer to automatically get an IP address, you have to check the TCP/IP properties of the Ethernet Adapter installed on the computer. Follow the steps below for instructions.
NOTE: Make sure the wired computer is properly connected to a network with a DHCP server.
Checking if the Computer is Set to DHCP
NOTE: The instructions provided below only apply to Windows 98, ME, XP and Mac operating systems. If you are using Windows Vista, click here for instructions. For Windows 7 users, click here for instructions.

Windows 2000/XP
Windows 98/ME
Mac OS

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Based on your post description, I am assuming that:
1. You can connect to the Internet through your 2241 Neptoia modem;
2. You can access your WRT54G V8 Linksys Wireless router @ 192.168.1.1;
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Connect everything as they are supposed to be wired (printer, Print Server, modem, router etc)

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Pls post back with the generated diagnostic print-out before we can proceed with the other steps.

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To set up your Linksys router to work with a Cable ISP, you have to enable the MAC Clone feature of the router. MAC Cloning is a procedure which enables a router to copy the MAC address of the computer that's registered with the ISP.
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-- who is your internet service provider
-- what is the operating system of your computer?
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you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable.
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